Amid an abundance of challenges to global health and international stability, effective strategies to improve global security and counter the proliferation of nuclear and biological weapons remain crucial for domestic and international policymakers. What are the most pressing threats and dangers around the world today? What role do new and emerging technologies play in increasing the risks — or in helping to reduce them? How can policymakers at home and abroad address potential vulnerabilities and ensure a safer future?
In this webinar, former Sen. Sam Nunn, co-founder and co-chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), and Ernest J. Moniz, NTI co-chair and CEO and former U.S. secretary of energy, assessed the current state of global security relating to nuclear and biological threats. The discussion was moderated by Neal F. Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy, with welcome remarks from Baker Institute Director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian.
11:00 a.m. — Welcome Remarks
11:05 a.m. — Moderated Discussion and Q&A
Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute
The Honorable Sam Nunn
Founder, Co-Chair and Strategic Advisor, Nuclear Threat Inititative; former United States Senator for Georgia
The Honorable Ernest J. Moniz
Co-Chair and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative; former United States Secretary of Energy
Neal F. Lane, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute; Professor of Physics and Astronomy Emeritus, Rice University